Tonight I hope I will not have many errors with my post, because they have totally changed out blog format!
Prophet is a very good book that will keep you turning pages to find out what is next. Ela was an "ordinary" young woman in her village, until the Infinite (God) asked her to be His prophet. Ela accepted the calling of the Infinite and in doing so her entire life changed drastically, and suddenly. But really now... what else can one do when God calls you? You can't really live with out fulfilling your calling, so Ela and her little sister set out to do what the Infinite tells them to. Along the way they meet people, pray for those who refuse to repent, have signs, wonders and miracles happen, and wind up with a really neat Destroyer horse. Ela's sister Tzana calls him Pet, which makes us all smile.
No one has ever said the Prophetic calling or gift is an easy one, and Ela is not an exception to this. She is, however, the first female prophet (prophetess) that most people have ever seen. Time and time again the Infinite (God) saves her, delivers her, and uses her and those around her for His glory and His purposes.
Prophet is very nicely written, and in many areas has very close parallels to the prophets in the Bible.
It reminds me still of part of this verse-- I Corinthians 14:5
.... but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues....
But then again, I come from a family where this gift is in operation, and like Ela, I listen daily to hear God speak to me. His voice and his presence are treasured above all else. I do want to read the next book in this series, and see where R.J.Larson has happen where God uses Ela next.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
ABOUT THE BOOK
Ela Roeh of Parne doesn't understand why her beloved Creator, the Infinite, wants her to become His prophet. She's undignified, bad tempered, and only seventeen--not to mention that no prophet of Parne has ever been a girl. Worst of all, as the elders often warn, if she agrees to become the Infinite's prophet, Ela knows she will die young.
Istgard has turned their back on me. See the evil they do.
Yet after experiencing His presence, she can't imagine living without Him. Determined to follow the Infinite's voice, Ela accepts the sacred vinewood branch and is sent to bring the Infinite's word to a nation torn apart by war. Here she meets Kien, a young Traceland ambassador determined to bring his own justice for his oppressed people. As they form an unlikely partnership, Ela must surrender to her destiny . . . and determine how to balance the leading of her heart with the leading of the Infinite.
Will you accept the branch and speak my will? Will you be my prophet?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Prophet, go HERE.
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/076420971X